November 16, 2020

Senior Dogs Need Homes

Aunt Bee - IndyHumane

Aunt Bee


Foster numbers have been up tremendously at IndyHumane during the coronavirus pandemic.  Many residents opened their homes to the cats and dogs at the shelter. 

But IndyHumane Adoptions Counselor Stephanie Foerder says senior animals are typically overlooked at shelters. She says many people don't know that older animals can be a good fit for families.  While some senior pets may have health challenges and will need regular vet care, including a dental exam and bloodwork, an older pet is calmer, usually housebroken and just looking for a warm lap to snuggle into.

“When you are adopting an older pet, they also make an instant companion, they are just looking for that companionship and a place to call home and a place to be comfortable in, says Foerder.”

November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month, a month dedicated to helping older pets find homes. There is a discounted adoption fee for cats and dogs over the age of 7. There is also a 50 percent reduction in all adoption fees during the month of November.

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